Public Works Director for Brooklyn Center, Minnesota

  • The City of Brooklyn Center
  • Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management Community and Economic Development Public Works Management
  • Salary: 115,528 - 141,652 USD
  • Negotiable/DOQ: Yes
  • Phone: 651-223-3053
  • Apply By: Dec 06, 2021


Comprised of 8.5 square miles, Brooklyn Center is an inner ring suburb in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Metropolitan Area situated on the banks of the Mississippi River.  The city is home to a richly diverse population of 31,006.

The Brooklyn Center Public Works Department is actively engaged with other city departments and with the community to shape an exciting future for the city. Long regarded for its well-established, progressive public works practices, the department focus is expanding to include a seat at the table topics such as placemaking, contributing to community health, operational sustainability, and environmental stewardship.

Job Description

The Public Works Director directs and supervises a staff of 41 full-time employees and approximately 21 seasonal employees.  The position also manages a total operating budget of $19.5 million and provides the leadership for developing and implementing the City’s five-year capital improvement program with an average annual capital budget of $13.3 million. 

Job Requirements

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering, public administration or business administration, or a related field and five years of progressively responsible experience and/ or training in a public works/engineering environment, administration, or project management and three years of experience supervising professional staff. Licensure as a professional engineer is highly preferred. Qualified candidates will demonstrate experience engaging diverse stakeholders, building a wide range of partnerships, and outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.

The 2021 salary range for this position is $115,528 - $141,652, dependent upon candidate education and experience. The city offers a full range of employee benefits, including participation in the Minnesota Public Employees Retirement Association. Residency is not required. Relocation is negotiable.

Special Instructions

Qualified candidates please submit your cover letter and resume online by visiting our website at:

This position is open until filled; first review of resumes occurs on December 6, 2021. For more information or to request accommodations, please contact Sharon Klumpp at or 651-223-3053 or Patty Heminover at or 651-223-3058.

Additional Information

The City of Brooklyn Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Address

Brooklyn Center, Minnesota United States View Map